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I recently picked up another CZ457. Varmint model in .22 magnum. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet , trying to wade through the pollen. It's piling up like yellow snow in NC right now. The 457 models can accept caliber changes by buying a barrel kit from CZ. I have a .22 LR barrel ordered and should be here pretty soon. Wood is pretty good and shows better in person. What do you think?









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Looks very nice. With those caliber changes, is the 17 HMR an option? Depending on use, a great midlin pest control round.
 
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Sourdough, 17HMR is a caliber that is available, but honestly this is going to be a paper puncher for the most part, so .22LR was the round of choice. I would love to shoot the 17HMR though. Bet it would be a fun round.


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i just lost a bidding war on GB for that exact model....
 
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Very fine rifle, 22 mag. for me takes it out to 125 yards on woodchucks and coyotes. Always felt the 22 mag. was an under appreciate round.


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Stylish little rifle you got there. I like its stippeling more than checkering. The barrel looks pleanty rigid. Little figure to its wood and the butt pad is rubber. Very nice indeed. A coyote zapper within yardage.
 
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Nice. My .22LR 455 Varmint has been one heck of a shooter over the years.


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I don't know much about the 457 model, but it sure looks good!

I like CZ rimfires, especially the 452 model. I purchased several when they were still available, including a 452 Varmint chambered for .22LR. Tack driver!
 
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I have a CZ coming tomorrow, a 527 in 7.62x39. For those not familiar, it’s a compact rifle, bolt, with an 18.5” barrel. It even has a ‘set trigger’.

I was looking for one & the other bidders dropped off at a somewhat reasonable price.

My only other CZ bolt is a 557 in 6.5 Swede.
 
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I bought a 457 American about 6 months ago, an awesome rifle with a great trigger right out of the box. I would love to buy a Varmint in 22WMR at some point. Enjoy & be sure to let us know how it shoots.
 
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Very nice rifle and a sweet shooter as well. I'm going to look into CZ's offerings in a left handed bolt action.


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Very nice rifle and a sweet shooter as well. I'm going to look into CZ's offerings in a left handed bolt action.


I briefly consider the Varmint MTR but I shoot long guns lefty , the MTR stock has a right hand palm swell grip so I went with the standard Varmint version instead. I know they once offered LH rifles so maybe you can find one.


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you should sell/trade that 22 mag to me! lol
 
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CZ might get a few sales off this thread.. That is a really beautiful gun!
 
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you should sell/trade that 22 mag to me! lol


I'll sell you the .22mag barrel, but I need the gun !!!


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you should sell/trade that 22 mag to me! lol


I'll sell you the .22mag barrel, but I need the gun !!!


Thanks but I need the rest of the rifle as well,
 
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That is a nice rifle!


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I put a Fly trigger in mine and LOVE it. YoDave trigger kit is nice also.
 
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Well, I had a short test session with the Varmint today before the rain forced me to quit. I did the trigger adjustment procedure and despite several attempts the best I could get out of this particular rifle was 2 lbs 10 oz. Looks like if I want anything lighter I will have to do a spring change. Anyway on the positive side after getting it sighted in I was able to get a 4 shot group of 5/8" outside to outside using Hornaday V max .22 magnum. That feels promising. I was only shooting at 30 yds and using a make shift front rest and no rear bag. So I think with a real bench and rest she should shoot well. Can't wait for my .22 LR barrel to get here so I can try it out too!


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I have a number of these CZ's. And I have never gotten great accuracy on the .22winmag versions both 452 and 457 (I really have those for pests anyway so mostly I don't care). On the other hand the .22lr 457's I have have been stunning.


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